A lawyer and a doctor were on an extravagant fishing trip.
The lawyer said, "I am here because my house burned down and everything I owned was burned. The insurance company paid a mint for everything I lost."
"Now that’s quite a coincidence," said the doctor, "I’m here because my house and all my belongings were destroyed by a flood, and my insurance company also paid for everything."
The lawyer looked somewhat confused and said, "Really? How do you start a flood?"
n. Iron bar with removable weights at each end, used for weightlifting.
pole n. Pole with spiral red and white stripes as a barber's sign.
n. Propr. Type of green waxed jacket. [barbour, name of a draper]
—n. - a agreement on the terms of a sale etc. B this from the buyer's viewpoint (a bad bargain).
- cheap thing. —v. (often foll. By with, for) discuss the terms of a sale etc. (bargained with me; bargain for the table). bargain for (or colloq. On) be prepared for; expect. Bargain on rely on. Into the bargain moreover. [french from germanic]
n. Woman serving in a pub etc.
n. A kind of owl frequenting barns.
n. Member of the lowest hereditary titled british order. baronetcy n. (pl. -ies).
—adj. - highly ornate and extravagant in style, esp. Of european art etc. Of the 17th and 18th c.
- of this period. —n. Baroque style or art. [portuguese, originally = misshapen pearl]
—n. (usu. In pl., often treated as sing.) 1 housing for soldiers.
- large bleak building. —v. Lodge (soldiers etc.) In barracks. [italian or spanish]
- v. - shout or jeer at (players, a speaker, etc.).
- (foll. By for) cheer for, encourage (a team etc.). [perhaps from australian slang borak banter]
balloon n. Large anchored balloon used as a defence against low-flying aircraft.
- n. - concentrated artillery bombardment.
- rapid succession of questions or criticisms.
- artificial barrier in a river etc. [french barrer *bar1]